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Serbian MP: Albania seeks to annex our territory

The chairman of the Serbian National Assembly's Committee on Kosovo and Metohija, Milovan Drecun | Youtube snapshot

The chairman of the Serbian National Assembly's Committee on Kosovo and Metohija, Milovan Drecun, said the "erasing" of the border between Albania and Kosovo is one of the steps leading to Albania's annexation of a part of Serbia's territory.

According to sources, Drecun noted that such would place a part of the international community that supports Serbia before "a fait accompli."

Also a member of the ruling SNS party, Drecun was quoted by Serbia's public broadcaster RTS as saying that Albania is doing everything to complete the violent annexation of Kosovo.

"When you look at everything that has happened over the past several decades related to the Kosmet (Kosovo and Metohija) problem, it is quite clear that Albania, due to its territorial pretensions towards a part of our territory, created the terrorist KLA ("Kosovo Liberation Army") in its territory, provoked a war in Kosovo and Metohija, and secretly took managed it. In that way, the KLA was, in fact, the striking wing of the Republic of Albania, for the sake of forcibly adding a part of our territory to Albania," Drecun said.

As he said, the intention of the Albanians both in Kosovo and Metohija and in Albania is to erase the border between Serbia and Albania in Kosovo and Metohija in March, without formally abolishing it, and that the "unification of Kosovo and Albania" will be an attempt by Albania to violently annex a part of our territory.

Nevertheless, he believes, the other part of the international community - the leading Western countries - support the concept of a Greater Albania, which is a major problem because they paralyze the UN, unable to take effective measures to prevent such behavior by Albania.

Drecun’s statement comes days after Albania and Kosovo signed an agreement to unify border control between the two countries in an effort to bring it in line with European standards.

As for the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina, the parliamentarian said that Russia and the United States are talking about it and that these countries want to be "directly or indirectly" involved in the process. Albania’s Edi Rama has expressed his feelings on the matter, stating in his New Year’s message that “the opening of the border with Kosovo is just the beginning. We plan to do the same with Montenegro, Macedonia, and Greece.”